I wrote this out of frustration. The Pokémon mobile game had come out not long before, and the rollout in the US was really poorly managed by Niantic -- poor communication, server crashes, you name it. Just when they were getting it semi-functional, I moved overseas for a few years. 

One evening in Nairobi, I woke up and wrote down the outline for this game. That decision and the general shape of the game probably reflect the medication I was on for malaria prophylaxis at the time.

Anyhow, this was again written as a collaboration with Ben Collins-Sussman, who I think humored me with this project. Since we anticipated finishing writing in the late summer, I put into into IFComp 2016, where it placed 6th out of 58 entries.

Note that the game has two parts: the first is a parody of the Pokémon game rollout and is of limited duration; the second part is more of a story. I hope you think it's worth sticking out the initial exploration part to make it to the meat of the story.

Walkthrough (pdf)

IFwiki Entry

IFDb Entry


Download file to play in offline interpreter

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